'The Finger Is...,' Marcus Stoinis Gives Major Update On His Injury
Marcus Stoinis [Image- Twitter]
Australian power-hitter Marcus Stoinis was a very pleased man at the post-match presentation after finally getting the opportunity to bat on a flat pitch.
The pitches in Lucknow for LSG's home games have been extremely turgid and two-paced, and, as a result, the batsmen, especially the middle-order guys, haven't particularly had a good time.
So, on Friday, when they finally got served a belter in Mohali, their eyes light up, especially Stoinis', who showcased his full range with brutal disdain at the expense of PBKS bowling, creaming them for a 40-ball 72 with the help of 6 fours and 5 sixes.
The day kept getting better for the Aussie all-rounder as he backed up his brutal onslaught by dismissing Shikhar Dhawan in the first over of the innings.
Things changed in his following over though as the "Hulk" ended up injuring his finger in an attempt to stop a disdainful drive from Atharva Taide.
Stoinis was grimacing in pain, and he eventually left the field without completing the over.
However, by then, he had done enough to ensure his sides' victory and a 'Player of the Match' award for his all-round display.
Stoinis also said in the interview that while his finger felt better, the picture will be clear when he goes for scans on Saturday.
Here's what Marcus Stoinis said:
"The finger is alright. It is better now. We will get scans done. We were joking about the difference between this wicket and the one at our home. Was just trying to build partnerships. Ayush got off to a flier as well. I do like to take responsibility of batting in the middle order and finishing it off. I have batted everywhere in my career. I was swinging a few in the nets. So, they got excited and gave me the new ball. No one loves to bowl on a flat one. The home wicket suits me more as my change of pace helps me there,"
LSG eventually won the game by 56 runs to claim the 2nd spot in the points table.